1. Old School (sp. Ol Skool) is a term that originated sometime in the very early 1990's with the introduction of Hip-Hop (which was the dance anyone could do, originaly consisting of foot-work and had its roots in jazz-funk). Old School refers back to 1984 when break-dancing was at its prime,because so many moves had to be studied and practiced just as one would learn in school.
To "take some-one to school", meant to either teach and instruct them or show by greater example how a move should be properly executed.
Given the new popularity of Hip-Hop in the early 1990's, many of the younger generations only learned how to perform the Hip-Hop moves (those who only knew Hip-Hop were refered to as the New-School).
Note: Anything that took place within the 1990's is refered to as, "back in the day".
2. Old School, Originaly the term was first used to differentiate between Break-Dancing and Hip-Hop.
3. An era that is marked by the very first computer generation; those who had the first personal computers (which soley ran off basic language and consisted of no hard drive) like the CoCo, Commodore, Apple, Pong, etc. This era occured after the baby-boomers of 1945-1965.
Why can I not find some Old School B-Boy movies like,"Beat Street" or "Breakin'" ?
If you want to learn about true break-dancing, you should find some-one who dances Old School.
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